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[liberationtech] First World Internet freedom problem

Doug Schuler douglas at publicsphereproject.org
Fri Jun 15 16:14:06 PDT 2012


Another critique of the #firstworldproblems is that the flip side of Cole's perspective is also true -- "third world" problems still exist within the "first world."  The #firstworldproblems perspective seems to imply that the "first world" countries (like the US) have taken care of all the truly nasty problems in their countries, leaving only problems that aren't really "problems" at all.




On Jun 15, 2012, at 1:29 PM, Jillian C. York wrote:

> There's nothing I can say about the problem with #firstworldproblems that the inimitable Teju Cole hasn't already said better:
> 
> http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/11/whats-wrong-with-firstworldproblems/248829/
> 
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 9:18 PM, Katy Pearce ucsb <kpearce at umail.ucsb.edu> wrote:
> 2nd world meant soviet/communist countries.
> 
> On Jun 15, 2012 1:28 PM, "Frank Corrigan" <email at franciscorrigan.com> wrote:
> So long as one remembers the origin of 'third world' meant non aligned
> to communism or capitalism. IE: Independent
> 
>  Where is the 2nd world?
> 
> School dinners in the UK is a political hot potato :-)...
> 
> So whilst the subject matter may seem trivial, it is about the health
> and well being of children and clearly lots of children around the
> UK/World starting to share photo's of School dinners may have wider
> implications to the food monopolies, that blight the Globe, than
> initially thought.
> 
> 
> The Men Who Made Us Fat
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2012/24/Men-Who-Made-Us-Fat.html
> 
> http://www.jamieoliver.com/school-dinners
> http://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Food-Safety/Food-and-drink-manufacturers-braced-for-critical-BBC-TV-obesity-series
> 
> Frank
> 
> ----- Original message -----
> From: Katy Pearce ucsb <kpearce at umail.ucsb.edu>
> To: Doug Schuler <douglas at publicsphereproject.org>
> Cc: Liberation Technologies
> <liberationtech at lists">liberationtech at lists">liberationtech at lists">liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu>
> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] First World Internet freedom problem
> Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:55:59 -0400
> 
> Can we please not use the phrase first world?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> 
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Doug Schuler <
> douglas at publicsphereproject.org> wrote:
> 
> >
> > FUN FACT!
> >
> > British school lunches were the origin of the "yellow matter custard
> > dripping from a dead dog's eye" line in the "I am the Walrus" song (by the
> > Beatles, of course).
> >
> > I was delighted to find fact in one of the Opie books.
> >
> > -- Doug
> >
> >
> >
> > On Jun 15, 2012, at 8:34 AM, James Losey wrote:
> >
> > Ban has been lifted:
> > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-18454800">uk-scotland-glasgow-west-18454800">uk-scotland-glasgow-west-18454800">uk-scotland-glasgow-west-18454800
> >
> > J
> >
> > On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Bill Woodcock <woody at pch.net> wrote:
> >
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> >>                                -Bill
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